We only ever see one side of the Moon but it does in fact rotate - as captured in the amazing video.
And it was no easy feat.
Obviously, to capture a fully illuminated moon would require the rather impossible task of moving the Sun.
The problem lies in the fact that the perceived reflectance of the Moon changes as the view angle changes, so the surface appears to be most reflective in the centre of the image and less so at the edges.
To get around this required 36 nearly complete global mosaics - that's an epic 110,000 images - combined in a way that overcame the changes in the Sun's angle.
This required some serious computing power which used "existing knowledge of lunar reflectance, many iterations, and a variety of classes of mathematical solutions".
The work was done with help from a team at Arizona State University.Suggest a correction